Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Prohibit Credit Checks of Job Applicants

This is the federal government's business why?

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday proposed legislation to prevent companies from using a person's credit history as a factor in the hiring process, a practice that Warren says makes it harder for poor people to land a job.

"A bad credit rating is far more often the result of unexpected medical costs, unemployment, economic downturns, or other bad breaks than it is a reflection on an individual's character or abilities," Warren said. "Families have not fully recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, and too many Americans are still searching for jobs.

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  1. “A bad credit rating is far more often the result of unexpected medical costs, unemployment, economic downturns, or other bad breaks than it is a reflection on an individual’s character or abilities,” Warren *fantasized*’

  2. Business as usual. Fixing shit that isn’t broken.

  3. I am lucky to have good credit but I realize that but for the grace of god there go I. I wholeheartedly agree with this. You should get or not get a job based on your abilities and performance not if you got sick without good insurance or someone stole your identity.
    I also think that there should be a limit as to how long that a minor offence (especially one that is now legal) should show up on your background check. This is creating a huge underclass of citizens that just had bad luck and made a few minor supid decitions.

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